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Philadelphia Murder Jury Trial: Not Guilty

The Criminal Defense team at Kenny, Burns & McGill is thrilled to announce that a client accused of murder has been found not guilty by a jury of his peers. In late 2016, a man was tragically shot and killed in Philadelphia. The responding police officers recovered several pills, allegedly painkillers, from the victim’s body, Read More

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Client’s Bail Reduced by Over $900,000

The criminal defense team at Kenny, Burns & McGill was able to reduce a client’s potential bail by $925,000 at preliminary arraignment. Despite the defendant having never been in trouble with the law before, the attorneys for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania asked the judge to attach a bail of $999,999 . Luckily for the client, Read More

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Philadelphia Gun Permits – Owning a Gun in the City

Gun Permit Lawyer in Philadelphia The legal team at Kenny, Burns & McGill takes calls from people from all walks of life who want to legally own a firearm and need help getting there. Whether their license to carry (LTC) needs to be restored or their old criminal records need to be cleaned up before Read More

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Case Downgraded: Felony and Misdemeanor Dismissed

The criminal defense team at Kenny, Burns & McGill is pleased to announce that two serious charges have been successfully Nolle Prossed for a client, and that the overall case has been converted to a non-traffic offense. The term “Nolle Pros” comes from the legal Latin phrase nolle prosequi, which means “unwilling to pursue” or “no Read More

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Sexual Assault of Minor Case – Prosecution Withdrawn

Content Warning: Alleged Sexual Abuse of Minors The criminal defense team at Kenny, Burns & McGill is thrilled to announce that a serious case involving one of our clients has been abandoned by the prosecutor, or “Nolle Prossed.” This term comes from the legal Latin phrase nolle prosequi, which means “unwilling to pursue” or “no more Read More

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85 Alleged Fugitives Arrested – Operation North Star

Throughout the month of June, the U.S. Marshals led an operation to find and arrest alleged fugitives and criminals. Dubbed “Operation North Star,” this 30-day initiative resulted in the arrests of 1,501 people. The Department of Justice described this operation as “a high-impact fugitive apprehension initiative aimed at combatting violent crime in 10 cities with Read More

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Client’s Bail Reduced by $25,000

Kenny, Burns & McGill is pleased to announce a recent and successful motion to reduce a client’s bail by $25,000. The team at Kenny, Burns & McGill frequently handles difficult cases, many of which include violent allegations. In the United States of America, everyone has a right to due process. We believe that each person Read More

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Supreme Court Continues to Restrict Habeas Corpus

The federal government of the United States has been slowly chipping away at the availability of habeas corpus for at least five decades, but this effort has become more concentrated in the past 25 years. If you or a loved one is seeking relief through a habeas corpus petition, make sure to reach out to Read More

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Supreme Court Expands Gun Rights

One of the most important gun cases in over a decade was decided today by the Supreme Court of the United States, striking down a New York State law that required residents of that state to show a special need to defend themselves when applying for a concealed carry permit. While it is yet unknown Read More

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Appeal Victory; Sentence Reversed and Remanded

Kenny, Burns & McGill are proud to announce a brilliant outcome for a client. When a judge acted illegally and unjustly imprisoned our client, we were able to overturn the sentence and free an innocent man. Our client, who we’ll call Mr. Chris Dent, was under supervised release from a previous run-in with the law. Read More

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